2005N-0354 Consumer-Directed Promotion of Regulated Medical Products; Part 15 Public Hearing
FDA Comment Number : EC22
Submitter : Mr. Roy Coble Date & Time: 11/18/2005 02:11:36
Organization : Mr. Roy Coble
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
November 17, 2005

Sirs:

"Chemical Imbalance" is a myth perpetrated and propagandized by psychiatrists and their accomplices in the pharmaceutical industry!

Ads for psychiatric drugs are rampant on television in the United States of America, on the World Wide Web and in all forms of print. The information presented is false and misleading. These ads claim to help correct a "chemical imbalance." There is no scientific evidence, NONE, ZERO, NADA, ZIP, that such a chemical imbalance exists, let alone that any drug helps "correct" it.

When I endured "treatment" by a psychiatrist during 2001-2002 he told me that I had something called "Bi-Polar Disorder Disease." He prescribed a drug called Depakote. I took the stuff for approximately one year. The stuff made me into an emotionless zombie. My soul was stolen by that drug. After I STOPPED taking Depakote it took me almost two-and-a-half YEARS to recover.

This psychiatrist also told me that "Bi-Polar Disorder Disease" is like diabetes, that it is not curable but that it is treatable. I told him that I knew that diabetes is caused by a deficiency of insulin. I also told him that I knew that whatever its cause, if it even exists, "Bi-Polar Disorder Disease" is NOT the result of a deficiency of Depakote.

These false and misleading ads for psychiatric drugs are exceedingly offensive to me. I am appalled, disgusted and frightened by the lies promoted and peddled by the psychiatric/pharmaceutical industrial complex.

I urge you to act immediately and aggressively to restrain and prohibit the pharmaceutical industry once-and-for-all from this false advertising.

Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

Roy E. Coble, Jr.
327 Peachtree Street
Asheboro, NC 27203

PHONE: 336-625-3357

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